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stevew

Bincai School, Bincai College Harbin

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stevew

Hey Guys,

Ive checked the forums and I don't think that this has been discussed before, apologies if I'm mistaken.

I was wondering if anybody has experience of studing chinese at Bincai college in Harbin. Ive spoken to them and been to their website and it looks quite good. Im attracted to it mainly because of the lack of westerners and the reasonable prices (studying and accomodation)

Any comments on the school or abour learning/living in Harbin in general would be greatly appreciated,

Cheers

SW

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leifkarlen

I was studying in Harbin last fall and spring, and visted Bin Cai. In the end I didn't enroll there, because I there were not any courses that fit my schedule, but the offices and classrooms seem very clean and modern, and the receptionist was polite and helpful.

There's also another private school down the street from Bin Cai, called Jiazhong, which is much bigger, so you could also check there for more course offerings. That building, however, is quite decrepit!

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stephanhodges

Another point. Bincai is just across the street from HIT, so there are foreigners quite close. Of course, because they are basically in the same location, there are a lot of small shops, etc. which are accustomed to students.

If you don't have a problem with a visa and don't need a "large university" diploma at the end, then it should be as good a choice as many others.

I attend HIT, btw.

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terryswift

anyone know if jia zhong in harbin (mentioned earlier in this thread) has a website? cant seem to google it....

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stephanhodges

I'll try wandering around over there this coming week. I have mid-terms M,T,W so not sure when exactly. PM to remind me if I haven't posted by next Saturday (1 week).

If you need something urgently, please PM me also.

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PaulB

Update on Jia Zhong school info?

I've done a bit of research on Naver.com (the Korean version of Google) and this school seems popular amongst Koreans. I think it is probably "the Korean school" in Harbin that some people have alluded to in the past, in which case I'd very much be interested in any info.

They have a website (http://hskchina.com) with photos of the school and dorm, but it's hard to navigate as my Korean is not very strong.

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aljensen

When I checked out Bincai they said they could get a student visa for you if you signed up for three months or more. A friend of mine studied there part time and said it was well worth the price.

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helvetus

Update: I just phoned to this Chaoen language school in Harbin and believe it or not but they don't speak any English...In short, to learn Chinese at this school, you already need to have a correct level!!lol

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roddy

Not too unusual, people have had the same problem at BLCU. Chances are most of their students are Korean anyway.

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C.J.McRoyal

I used to teach at Bincai. It is a good language college. And compare with other private Chinese language schools, it can help you apply for Chinese visa there. But just remind you one thing, the living cost from Bincai is very expensive. One of my students there living in the same block with other Bincai students who living in the Hall of reisdents of Bincai. Bincai tripled the rent....so it is better to study there but find somewhere to live by yourself =))

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laowei1

Hi,

I was just reading through this thread. Bincai college seems very interesting, since they offer good value.

So I was wondering about you guys experience with this college.

How did you experience the classes? Where they small as mentioned on the website? What about your interaction with other students? Where were they mainly from? How about the staff? Were they friendly/ helpful/ challenging?

Thanks! :)

Miguel

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dsm

Just want to let anyone who is interested in studying Mandarin in China know that the school I go to (Bincai Chinese College in Harbin) will be discounting it's tuition fees at the end of this month/start of next month. 20% off tuition to people who sign up between November 29th - December 10th. You can sign up for as long as you want & can start classes at a later date, you don't have to start classes during this period.

Four hours of class and an hour and a half tutor lesson a day (five days a week) will only cost 700RMB during this period. Classes have between 3-8 students. It's a pretty good deal.

The school's contact info is as follows:

Bincai Chinese College

Harbin

0451-87551939

www.bincai.com/chinese

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vkim67
20% off tuition to people who sign up between November 29th - December 10th. You can sign up for as long as you want & can start classes at a later date, you don't have to start classes during this period.

Four hours of class and an hour and a half tutor lesson a day (five days a week) will only cost 700RMB during this period. Classes have between 3-8 students. It's a pretty good deal.

Hi I know its already too late for this but just wondering... is that 700RMB monthly?

Also do you know how much housing is and what it's like (location/cafeteria/cleanliness/support)? Or did you find your own housing?

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Kaixinguo Billy

Hello, I will be in Harbin July and august 2012 and I'm looking for a teacher to learn writing as well. I would like to study approx. one hour per day just writing hanzi. Does anybody knows somebody or an institution in Harbin who would offer that? Thank you all.

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kdavid

Check out Bincai's website and contact them. Those I've known who have studied there have all had positive reviews.

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Kaixinguo Billy

Hello, thank you very much. I'll check it out.

Kind regards, Billy

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dayb

Hellooo,

I thought I should post a quick opinion of Bincai seeing as how I was in your position last year when deciding where to come study in Harbin. It's hard getting on-the-ground info from overseas!

Quick background: I've been here for just about 11 months, the first semester of which spent at HIT (Ha Gong Da university which is just around the corner) after which I registered at Bincai for the summer break and decided to stay on for the next term and winter as well (Imma be here up to end May)

Personally I've had classes (2 hours each daily) in conversation, listening comprehension, HSK and news reading. My experience has been that I arrive, state my preferred textbook/area of interest, they contact me once they open a class, which follows a really fluid schedule because they start once 3 students have professed interest and a teacher is available, and then it's a go. Once I started I got to know classmates with the same level and we just kept moving onto courses we were all interested in.

I would describe learning at Bincai as really incredibly efficient, because it's regularly-held small classes daily, one coursebook at a time. On average 4 or 5 people attend class and the teacher pays close attention to everyone. I would say consider Bincai since you've got a specific goal in mind, and you want to attend regular daily classes. I've noticed myself and fellow classmates improving rapidly in this environment.

So that's that, HTH and good luck with finding a school! Hit me up if you want other details.

XxDeb

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roddy

Been a while since we heard anything from Bincai, any recent experiences?

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Kaixinguo Billy

Hello Deb, thank you very much for your advise. I'm thinking of contacting them for classes in the afternoon and preferably writing.

Thanks again and all the best

Billy

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